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ethnopharmacology

[eth-noh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the scientific study of substances used medicinally, especially folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups.

Origin of ethnopharmacology

First recorded in 1975–80; ethno- + pharmacology
Related formseth·no·phar·ma·co·log·i·cal [eth-noh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, eth·no·phar·ma·co·log·ic, adjective
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